This spectacular former factory can be found set back from Brunel Road, within a private gated mews, between Bermondsey and Canada Water. The space, which is of rare expanse, has been elegantly ushered into a state of modern living by the current owners with excellent sensitivity to an industrial past. It contains, within its 5,110 sq ft, five bedrooms, an entirely open-plan second floor with large roof garden, off-street parking, and a brilliant nine-seater cinema, purported to have one of the country’s finest cinematic sound systems.
The house is arranged over three versatile principal levels, with micro-cement flooring in all but the ground-floor bedrooms and underfloor heating in selected rooms. At its summit is an incredible studio space flooded with light and warmth from walls of U-shaped profiled glazing, with a suspended log burner, modular summer kitchen and glazed bi-fold doors to a 30ft roof garden.
A steel staircase descends to the first-floor landing, with at one end, a double bedroom, and at the other a seating area, both illuminated by walls of the same architectural glazing as the upper level. Beyond a glazed Crittall dividing wall is the master bedroom; an expansive, open room with gas fire, freestanding bath, dual sinks and a separate WC. A utility room can be found behind a sliding pocket door from the landing.
A single step leads down to the kitchen and dining room which extends almost 40ft in length, tapering to a floor-to-ceiling window at the far end, its red frame a wonderful punctuation upon the front facade. Worktops and walls are Corian, with appliances by Gaggenau and Siemens.
The ground floor is arranged in two parts, designed to act independently when necessary. From the main entrance, a large hallway provides access to a double bedroom with en-suite shower room, two guest WCs, and a state-of-the-art cinema.
From the tapered staircase that rises to the upper levels, a concealed door within the wall leads to a wing with two bedrooms and a shower room finished in polished concrete. The larger of the bedrooms has access to the exterior allowing the rooms act as an independent apartment.
At the front of the house is a cobbled, south-facing courtyard garden, with parking for two cars.
The house occupies a remarkably quiet and unoverlooked position, despite its convenient proximity to Rotherhithe station. Within a few hundred feet are the banks of the Thames and the green open spaces of King’s Stairs Gardens and the larger Southwark Park. The immediate area is home to a number of theatre and film studios, as well as some excellent, renowned pubs and cafes such as The Mayflower, The Ship and The Brunel, and the charming Watchhouse Caf.
Brunel Road is extremely well located for transport links. Rotherhithe Station runs London Overground services to Shoreditch High Street and Highbury & Islington among others. Canada Water is a five-minute walk for Jubilee Line services to London Bridge, Bond Street and Stratford International.